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Welcome to the STEF Group website. Please read carefully the following statutory information, which governs the use and browsing of this site and its confidentiality and privacy rules.

1.    STATUTORY NOTICES

Publisher:
This site is the property of STEF, a French limited company with share capital of €13,165,649, whose registered office is at 93 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 999990005.

Publication Director: Stanislas Lemor, Deputy Managing Director
Website Manager: Céline Audibert, Communications Manager

Contact:
Telephone: +33. (0)1.40.74.29.00
Fax: +33.(0)1.40.74.29.03
E-mail: contact@stef.com

Hosting:
This site is hosted by STEF Information et Technologies, a STEF Group subsidiary, whose registered office is at 93 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 313609133.
Telephone: +33.(0)1.40.74.29.00

User information:
Some documents are available in PDF format. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the website www.adobe.com.

Intellectual property:
This website, its general structure, texts, images (whether animated or not) and any other element making up the site are the exclusive property of STEF.
Any full or partial reproduction or representation of this website, by any process whatsoever, without express authorisation from STEF, is prohibited.
In the absence of express authorisation, STEF reserves the right to sue for any infringements of its intellectual property rights.

Photo credits:
Getty images / Mike Hewitt - Bobby Model / National Geographic Image Collection –ESA / DLR / FU Berlin-G. Neukum / Novapix - Eiffage - Sipa press

Applicable law – jurisdiction:
This site and its content are governed by French law and any dispute arising from them will be subject to the jurisdiction of the French courts.

2.    GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE STEF WEBSITE

Purpose:
These General Conditions of Use determine the terms and conditions of use of the STEF website, which provides information about the STEF Group’s activities, by users of the site.

Acceptance:
Any user of this site acknowledges that they have read these General Conditions of Use in full and that they accept them unreservedly. They undertake to comply with them in full.
Users who do not accept these General Conditions of Use are asked to leave the site.

Third-party information (and hyperlinks):
The STEF website contains, with their consent, information from third parties and links to other websites. 
STEF endeavours only to list sites that comply with the applicable legislation.
The information and links shown are provided for information and the user’s convenience only. 
The information shown on third-party sites is the sole responsibility of the third parties concerned.
STEF reserves the right to remove any content it deems inappropriate, or if it becomes aware of a dispute relating to said content or link.
The STEF website may contain hyperlinks to third-party sites. The sole purpose of these links is to facilitate the use of our website. In any event, and in particular given the volatile nature of the information found on the internet, STEF cannot control the nature or content of these external resources and as a consequence, cannot be responsible for the use or non-availability of third-party sites, their content, advertising or other elements available on third-party sites accessed via the STEF website.
STEF has no means of controlling the content of said third-party sites, which are entirely independent of STEF. Moreover, the existence of a link between the STEF website and a third-party site does not, under any circumstances, mean that STEF approves, on any basis whatsoever, either the content of the site or the use that may be made of it.
Furthermore, it is the user’s responsibility to take the necessary precautions to prevent any contamination of the site, notably by one or more “viruses” and/or other “parasites”.
External websites may contain hyperlinks that point to the STEF website. Such links do not imply a connection of any kind between STEF and the third-party site. In any event, STEF cannot be held liable in any way for the non-availability of said sites and neither examines, nor controls, nor approves, nor is responsible for the content, advertisements, products or other elements available on or via said sites.

Respect for the integrity of the site:
The user undertakes not to use this website nor the information made available to it for unlawful purposes and undertakes to comply with the national and international laws and regulations in effect.
The user undertakes not to do anything that might harm or modify the site, its structure, its content or its operation.

Rules for use of the internet and the site:
The user declares that they are familiar with the internet, its characteristics and limitations and undertakes to comply with the national and international laws and regulations in effect.

Responsibilities:
a.    STEF’s responsibility:
The information and other elements presented on the site are presented “as seen”, with no implicit or explicit guarantee of any kind.
STEF cannot be held responsible, in any way whatsoever:
-    for any ambiguity, inaccuracy or omission relating to the information available on the site,
-    for any damage or harm suffered or alleged by anyone whomsoever and resulting directly or indirectly from viewing or using the information contained on the site,
-    for any damage resulting from a fraudulent intrusion by a third party that has modified the information or elements published on the site,
-    for direct or indirect damage, regardless of the cause, origin, nature or consequences thereof (even if STEF has been advised of the possibility of said damage), caused by or resulting from anyone’s access to the site or the impossibility of accessing it, the use of this site or other associated sites, including all damage or viruses that could affect the user’s computer equipment or any other property, the credibility assigned to any information coming directly or indirectly from the site, and in particular any operational, financial or commercial loss or any loss of programmes or data in any information system, even if STEF has been informed of the possibility of such damage occurring.

b.    User’s responsibility:
The site user recognises that they use the information shown on the STEF website under their own responsibility. As a consequence, STEF cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect harm of any kind whatsoever, resulting entirely or in part from the use of the information on the site.
The user accesses the STEF website and uses its content at their own risk.
STEF endeavours to keep the information on the site up to date. However, STEF cannot guarantee its completeness or accuracy, regardless of the information concerned.
The user acknowledges that it is technically impossible to keep the site free of any defects and that STEF cannot undertake to do so. It also acknowledges that defects may result in the site being temporarily unavailable and that the operation of the site may be affected by events or elements outside STEF’s control, such as, for example, methods of transmission and communication between yourself and STEF, and between STEF and other networks.
STEF and/or its suppliers may, at any time, modify or interrupt, temporarily or permanently, any element or all of the website in order to carry out maintenance operations and/or improvements and/or modifications to the site. STEF cannot be held responsible for any modification, suspension or interruption of the site.

Modifications:
STEF reserves the right to modify these General Conditions of Use and the information published on the site or have them modified by others at any time and without notice.
The user accepts these modifications each time they visit the site.

3    CONFIDENTIALITY / PRIVACY POLICY

Protection of personal data:
Users may communicate data about themselves while browsing the site.
Said personal data are used to make contact and engage with STEF’s internal departments.
STEF undertakes that the collection and processing of data from the STEF site shall comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the French Data Protection Act.

a.    Collection of anonymous data:
No personal data that could identify the user are collected without their knowledge.
Nonetheless, some user data are collected automatically during the use of the site:
. Their IP address (this address is used to access the internet and is assigned to the user’s computer by their internet service provider; this information changes with each user session and does not identify them personally);
. The address of the website from which the user has linked directly to the STEF site.
. The date and time of the user’s visit to the STEF website and the pages viewed
. The operating system and browser used by the user’s computer    
As a consequence, STEF collects anonymous user data (or anonymous data) from the site, such as the pages visited and search terms entered. These are not personal data as they do not, under any circumstances, allow the user to be personally identified.
STEF uses this anonymous information to improve the site’s content and obtain overall statistics on its use.

b.    Collection of personal data:
The user may provide certain personal information, such as their last name, first name, e-mail address, postal address and phone number, in order to access certain functionalities and certain services, and to contact and engage with STEF’s internal departments.

This information is collected via forms that are voluntarily completed by the user.
STEF will not disclose the personal data communicated by users via the forms they complete or automated messaging to third parties. They will only be used for the purpose of exchanging information as efficiently as possible.
The user may communicate certain personal data when sending an e-mail to the STEF website. In this case, their personal data will be processed and retained for a period of no more than five years, for the sole purpose of communicating with the user. No data are transferred to third parties without the user’s prior consent.
    
c.    Security:
STEF uses all the security techniques at its disposal, based on the current state of technological developments, to protect the personal information you communicate. Nonetheless, the internet remains an open network, with the result that STEF cannot guarantee total security, notably as a result of malicious third parties.

d.    Right of access:
The user has a right of access, amendment, rectification and erasure of their personal data.
These rights may be exercised by writing to the following e-mail address: contact@stef.com
Cookies:
The user should be aware that, when they visit our site, it may place a number of pieces of data on their computer, which will be stored on their hard disk, in a file called a “cookie”. Cookies are used to record information about how the user browses a website. Their browser contains a function that allows them to refuse cookies (see the CNIL website for more information). Refusing cookies will not prevent the user from visiting our site but may limit its functionalities.
If necessary, the user may refuse to allow cookies by following the procedure indicated in their browser (see below)
This option can be changed at any time.
Social media plug-ins or sharing buttons may appear on our site, to access the functionality that allows users to share content from our site with other people on social media or let other people know that they have been viewing the site or their opinion on an item of content (including social media buttons such as “Like”, “Share” etc.).
Social media plug-ins may, simply by being present on the site and regardless of whether the user also uses social media platforms, place cookies on their hard disk to track their browsing and identify their areas of interest.
Cookies placed and used by third parties are subject to their own privacy policies. We recommend that users familiarise themselves with these to identify their intended use, notably for advertising purposes, and the browsing information they may collect using plug-ins, so that they can make their choices. In particular, these protection policies are intended to allow the user to choose their preferred options in respect of social media, notably by configuring their user accounts on each network.

Moreover, in order to analyse the user’s preferences and, subject to their consent, invisible pixels or tags may be placed by a third-party provider on certain of our articles and messages, to help us to identify the pages viewed, count how often they are loaded and the number of visitors, analyse traffic and produce statistics on the most popular content.

Finally, audio and video recordings, podcasts and webcasts are available through third-party service providers. Said third parties may place cookies on the user’s hard disk when they access these items, subject to their consent, to help us identify the most popular content.

“Third-party” cookies can be refused, depending on the browser used, by following the instructions below:
For Mozilla Firefox
1. Select the “Tools” menu and choose “Options”
2. Click on the “Privacy” icon
3. Find the “Cookies” menu and select the options you want
http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/activer-desactiver-cookies?redirectlocale=fr&redirectslug=Activer+et+d%C3%A9sactiver+les+cookies
 
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Select the “Tools” menu and choose “Internet options”
2. Click on the “Privacy” icon
3. Select the level you want using the cursor
http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows- vista/Block-or- allow-cookies
 
For Chrome:
1. Go to Preferences in the Chrome menu
2. Click on “Advanced settings”
3. Click on “Content settings” in the privacy section
4. Click on “Cookies and site data” in the new window
5. Click on “Remove all” and confirm by clicking “OK”
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=fr&hlrm=en
 
For Safari:
Go to Preferences in the Safari menu
Click on “Privacy”
Under “Block cookies”, tick “Always”
http://www.apple.com/support/?path=Safari/3.0/fr/9277.html

The following CNIL link explains more about the options available in other browsing software, how to remove cookies from your device and how to limit your digital footprint: http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos- traces/les-cookies/conseils- aux-internautes/ie and more generally, tells you about cookies settings https://www.cnil.fr/fr/maitriser-mes-donnees.
 
By continuing to browse, the user consents to the use of “third-party” cookies on our site.

Recruitment:
Users can submit their application for a vacancy with the STEF Group via the STEF website. A dedicated form is available for this purpose; the user must voluntarily provide personal data, such as their e-mail address, as well information about their education and experience, and a CV.
These data will only be accessible to the departments responsible for recruitment within the STEF subsidiary that has published the vacancy and will only be processed for the purpose of managing the recruitment procedure.
Applicants’ data will not be transferred to third parties under any circumstances.

 b.    Collecte de données nominatives :

Afin d’accéder à certaines fonctionnalités et certains services, pour contacter et échanger avec les services internes de STEF,  l’utilisateur pourra fournir des informations personnelles telles que son nom, son prénom, son adresse email, adresse postale, son numéro de téléphone.

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